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Her Silhouette, Drawn in Water

Her Silhouette, Drawn in Water

Vylar Kaftan


Nebula Award-winning author Vylar Kaftan weaves a dark tale of loss, regret, love, and revenge in the novella, Her Silhouette, Drawn in Water.

"Tense and gripping."—Ann Leckie

"A moving tribute to the power within us all."—Nancy Kress

All Bee has ever known is darkness.

She doesn’t remember the crime she committed that landed her in the cold, twisting caverns of the prison planet Colel-Cab with only fellow prisoner Chela for company. Chela says that they’re telepaths and mass-murderers; that they belong here, too dangerous to ever be free. Bee has no reason to doubt her—until she hears the voice of another telepath, one who has answers, and can open her eyes to an entirely different truth.

Nebula Awards - Nominee

Praise for Her Silhouette, Drawn in Water

"Tense and gripping."—Ann Leckie

"Her Silhouette, Drawn in Water transcends its particulars to rise to the universal. As protagonist Bee struggles with not only oppression by others but also her own limitations and the hard choices of love, her story becomes a moving tribute to the power within all of us."—Nancy Kress

"A feminist’s weapon in a poignant story of courage." —Aurealis


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Vylar Kaftan

Vylar Kaftan won a Nebula for her alternate history novella The Weight of the Sunrise. She has published about 50 short stories in Asimov's, Lightspeed, Clarkesworld, and other places. She lives in the Bay Area.

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